Evidence of the legal advice was a major feature of the trial until early March

Much of Anglo trial taken up with legal argument

18.06 A significant portion of the 11-week trial was taken up by sometimes heated argument in the absence of the jury focusing on the issue of legal advice taken by Anglo at the time of the Maple plan.

Irish, British and international media gathered in England last week to cover President Michael D Higgins' historic State visit

Marking a Milestone - Part Two

16 Apr Irish, British and international media gathered in England last week to cover President Michael D Higgins' historic State visit.

Families living in Direct Provision struggle to make ends meet

The long road to freedom

11 Apr The Irish Association of Social Workers has added its voice to calls for an end to Direct Provision for asylum seekers in Ireland, which is 14-years-old this week.

Queen Elizabeth's visit in 2011 marked a watershed in Anglo-Irish relations (Pic: EPA)

Matters of State

07 Apr The State visit of Britain's Queen Elizabeth to Ireland in 2011 marked a watershed in Anglo-Irish relations - that moment will be repeated with President Michael D Higgins' visit to the UK.

Many people are fleeing to Rwanda from Democratic Republic of Congo

A reality check for western eyes in Rwanda

04 Apr We came upon the refugee camp all of a sudden when we rounded one of the many bends on our way through the hills of Nyamagabe District in Rwanda's Southern Provence.

The Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland, where the R&A has its headquarters

Royal & Ancient Golf Club may admit women - after 260 years

26 Mar One of the last bastions of male sporting privilege is set to fall after the Royal & Ancient Golf Club announced it has recommended its members should vote in favour of women being allowed to join the club in a ballot to be held on 18 September.

The current auction record for a single stamp is approximately €1.6m

Rare postage stamp expected to sell for at least €7m

24 Mar A rare postage stamp printed in British Guiana in 1856 and most recently owned by the estate of a du Pont chemical company heir convicted of murder is expected to be sold for a record price of between €7.2m and €14.4m.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak leaves after a news conference to announce that new data has concluded that flight MH370's final position was in the southern Indian Ocean

Cause of plane's fate remains a mystery

24 Mar While families of those on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been given the news that it crashed, the cause of the aircraft's fate remains a mystery.

This weekend's Ard Fheis will be the launch pad into the upcoming elections

What next for Fianna Fáil?

21 Mar As Fianna Fáil party members gather in Killarney for the 75th Ard Fheis, the future fate of the organisation remains an open question.